BookDrive Mini

Innovative book scanning now comes in a compact size.

Technical Specifications

Software Features


  • Supports uncompressed RAW format
  • Change camera settings with just a click
  • Timed lapse capture for scanning without pushing a button
  • Scan left and right pages at the same time to increase productivity
  • Easily insert missing pages or replace bad shots anywhere without worrying about filenames
  • Indicator tells the status of your camera battery status and settings


  • Batch processing
  • Multi-book and multi-chapter operation
  • Comes with recommended settings to help beginners get up and running in no time
  • Book profiling for frequent book types
  • Background removal
  • Adaptive Local Thresholding for B&W conversion

Software Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10
  • USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port and cable (1.8 meter)
  • CPU 1GHz or higher
  • RAM 4 GB minimum (8GB is highly recommended)
  • 10 GB available disk space (SSD drive is recommended for faster performance)
  • 1600 x 1024 resolution monitor
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 installed.
  • Important: some new camera models may require USB3.0 compatible hub and PC.
  • For Nikon cameras, an SD card is needed. (Canon camera does not need an SD card)

What's in Base Package

  • The platform
  • Adjustable camera mount x 2
  • V-shaped book cradle
  • V-shaped transparent platen
  • LED lighting panels
  • Glare-prevention shade
  • USB hub
  • USB cable x 2
  • Ethernet crossover cable
  • Power supply
    1. - 100-240 VAC Universal input
    2. - Convertible 24 V 90 W Adapter
  • Software Installation CD
    1. - 1 USB dongle of BookDrive Capture
    2. - 1 USB dongle of BookDrive Editor Pro
  • Printed and electronic documentation

What's in Complete Package

  • Everything in Base Package
  • Camera set
    1. - 2 x Canon EOS 1300D cameras
    2. - 2 x Canon Zoom EF-S 18-55 mm Lenses
    3. - 2 x AC Adapters (ACK-E10)

Compatible cameras and lenses

Crop Frame Cameras (1.6x crop factor)
  • EOS 1300D (Rebel T6)
  • EOS 1200D (Rebel T5)
  • EOS 1100D (Rebel T3)
  • EOS 1000D (Rebel XS)
  • EOS 760D (Rebel T6s)
  • EOS 750D (Rebel T6i)
  • EOS 700D (Rebel T5i)
  • EOS 650D(Rebel T4i)
  • EOS 600D(Rebel T3i)
  • EOS 550D ( Rebel T2i)
  • EOS 500D (Rebel T1i)
  • EOS 450D (Rebel XSi)
  • EOS 100D (Rebel SL1)
  • EOS 70D, EOS 60D, EOS 50D, EOS 40D
  • EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D
Full Frame
  • EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R
  • EOS 5D Mark II
  • EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 1D X, EOS 1D C
  • EOS 6D
Zoom lens EF-s 18-55mm
Zoom lens EF-S 18-55 mm
EF 50 mm

(e.g. EF 50 mm F/1.8 ll)

Nikon (Requires memory card)
Crop Frame Cameras (1.5x crop factor)
  • D7200, D7100
  • D5500, D5300
  • D3300, D3200
Full Frame
  • D800, D810
  • D750
  • D610
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm

18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

Nikon 50mm

(e.g. AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G)


BookDrive Mini
  • Height: 34 inches (86 cm)
  • Width: 32 inches (82 cm)
  • Depth: 40 inches (102 cm)
  • Weight: 57.2 lbs (26 kg)

Scanning area


Maximum scanning area:

10 x 15 inches (25 x 38 cm)

Maximum book thickness:

5.5 cm


  • Box (base and cradle) :
    1. 33.5 x 27 x 22 inches, 70.4 lbs (32 kg)

FAQs - Technical

  • What software is included in the package?

    Every BookDrive comes with 1 license of BookDrive Capture and 1 license of BookDrive Editor Pro software.

  • Is there an OCR function or OCR software included?

    No, it is not. We do not bundle OCR software because there are many great OCR software in the market to choose from. Each customer prefers different brand and may require different language so we let the users do the choosing instead.

    The output from BookDrive will work great with all OCR programs in the market such as ABBYY FineReader and Nuance OmniPage.

  • Windows only? Does it work on a Mac?

    Atiz software works on Windows only (7 32-bit and 64-bit, Vista and XP). Mac and Linux OS are not supported. You can however use Mac hardware (e.g. Mac mini, etc.) to install Windows through Bootcamp and run Atiz software on it.

  • What is the DPI of my image?

    In the context of scanning, DPI or PPI is the pixel density of an image or specifically "by how many PIXELS PER INCH is my document being recorded?".

    To calculate for the DPI (pixel density) of your document being photographed by a camera, divide the number of pixels in length and width by the document length and width in inches.

    For example, if you use a Canon 5D Mark II cameras (5616 x 3744 pixels) to scan an A4 paper (11.69" x 8.27") equals:
    = 5616 / 11.69 and 3744 / 8.27
    = 480.41 and 452.72

    So the true DPI of this scanned image is 452 DPI (use the lower number).

    For convenience, you can use our DPI calculator here:

  • What kind of maintenance is required?

    Maintenance is very low. BookDrive is a steel platform with software and minimal electronics (except the easily replaceable Canon cameras). Few moving parts so the chance of the steel platform to break is slim. The only major maintenance required is cleaning dusts off the glass.

  • What is the lead time? How long from order to delivery?

    We usually have the goods in stock and ready to ship within 3 days after receipt of payment. Air freight takes 3-5 days to arrive to city of destination. For large quantity and more precise schedule, let's discuss.

Auto Capture Switch

Auto Capture Switch presses a scan
button for you so you don't have to.

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